Microsoft and Google lead the charge to Sandyford

Office projects are booming in the Dublin suburb of Sandyford, but residential developments have been hit by delays

One South County office building on the Leopardstown Road
The Avenue at Sandyford (formerly known as the Avid building)

New office projects are getting under way in Sandyford Business District, and rents are expected to rise by next year as the South Dublin location offers rents that are almost half those in the city centre. Meanwhile, development of high-density residential projects has slowed.

Keith O’Neill, head of office agency at BNP Paribas Real Estate, expects rents to comfortably break the €323 per square metre ...